TABLE 5. Value of U.S. Merchandise Trade by Land, Water, and Air Gateways: 1990-2003

TABLE 5. Value of U.S. Merchandise Trade by Land, Water, and Air Gateways: 1990-2003

(Current $, billions)

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Year Total U.S. international merchandise trade U.S. total land trade U.S. total water trade U.S. total air trade Other and unknown
1990 889 204 434 201 50
1991 910 210 435 209 56
1992 981 232 463 226 60
1993 1,046 258 477 255 56
1994 1,176 312 517 293 54
1995 1,328 338 573 355 62
1996 1,420 377 591 382 70
1997 1,560 426 626 433 76
1998 1,594 452 614 442 86
1999 1,720 501 632 496 92
2000 2,000 576 740 593 91
2001 1,870 547 718 519 86
2002 1,857 541 729 498 89
2003 1,983 563 811 523 86
Percent change, 1990-2003 123.1 176.2 86.8 159.9 73.4
Average annual growth rate, 1990-2003 6.4 8.1 4.9 7.6 4.3

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, from U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Exports of Merchandise CD and U.S. Imports of Merchandise CD, various annual December CDs.

NOTE: Other and Unknown includes purchased vehicles such as aircraft or boats moving from manufacturer to customer where the vehicle itself is the shipment, pedestrians carrying freight, and miscellaneous.